The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 18 44
Rank change year-on-year -16 +26  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 2 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.72% 5.88% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.25% 27.69% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £200 £370 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.94% +27.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £47.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £33.84
% change year-on-year -13.79% +28.54%  

SC Cleared is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 32 65 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 11.55% 21.24% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 34 42
Median daily rate £450 £350 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -21.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £125 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £525 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 14
Median hourly rate £47.50 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Bedfordshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Bedfordshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Bedfordshire

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +4 1 £200 -43.66%
Bedford - 1 £200 -
SC Cleared
East of England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Publishing
3 1 (20.00%) Military
3 1 (20.00%) Teamcenter
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (20.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (20.00%) Simulink
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) CCTV
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (20.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Military
2 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Installations Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Principal Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Principal Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) CCTV
1 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (20.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
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